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government will withdraw 500 troops from afghanistan by the end of 2012. reducing troop levels to 9,000. following his remarks he answered questions from the opposition leader and members of the house of commons on counterterrorism efforts with pakistan, setting up officer training academies for afghan police and security operations in the region. this is an hour. >> prime minister. >> thank you, mr. speaker. with the mission i'd like to make a statement on afghanistan. from the outset this government has sought to take a more hard-headed, more security-based approach to our mission. as i said, we're not there to build a perfect democracy. still less a model society. yes, we will help with the establishment of democratic institutions. yes, we can improve infrastructure, develop education, encourage development. but we are in afghanistan for one overriding reason, to ensure our own national security by helping the afghans to take control of theirs. this means building up the afghan security forces so we can drawdown british combat forces with the afghans themselves able to prevent al
and rick santorum or on the trail in iowa. in today's political minute, the war in afghanistan takes center stage than the commander in chief meets with his new national security team. let's talk about the significance of these meetings. the president wants to get everyone on board, right? >>> that's right, he just announced the afghanistan drawdown which coincides with a major turnover in his leadership in afghanistan. all the people will be and the white house today meeting with the president. part of what is also going on is there is a push back on his afghanistan plan any need to get everyone on board ahead of august when the turnover settles in. >> congress is returning from holiday weekend early to continue to work on the nation's finances. it will be a busy week for them. >> absolutely, the senate will be back this week. it puts pressure on them to get a deal done. on friday, we have the june jobs numbers which will be another pressure on congress to really get this done for the economy. on wednesday tomorrow, the president will have a twitter town hall. he will meet with senate de
. in afghanistan, a group of american soldiers took this day to reenlist. america's 235th birthday. a day to stand up and be proud, even if you're sitting down. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> if you plan to celebrate the 4th here in d.c., here's the lineup for tonight. the capital 4th concert will begin at 8:00. the fireworks kick off around 9:15. we'll have a live report on that. that's coming up in our next half hour. the smithsonian metro station and most roads around the mall will be closed. so you might want to give yourself plenty of time to get there. you can also go to nbc washington.com for more details. >>> a day at the beach came to an early and abrupt halt at sandy point state park in maryland today. authorities say a young boy draund drowned after disappearing in the water. elaine reyes has more on what went wrong. >> reporter: at sandy point state park, the sights and sounds of summer are everywhere. on this july 4th holiday, there's also tragedy. >> there were some people with some earphones -- headphones, like scanning the water and everything. they had mentioned that some
. and in afghanistan, a group of american soldiers took this day to reenlist. general david petraeus is about to become the next cia director, and was there to say goodbye and thanks. >> and america can never thank you enough. >> reporter: america's 235th birthday. a day to stand up and be proud, even if you're sitting down. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> there's another celebration today at the white house. it's malia's birthday. she turned 13. >> she will celebrate tonight with hundreds of troops and their families as they attend a special barbecue and a u.s. concert on the south lawn. malia's younger sister, sasha, turned 10, last month. >>> vice president joe biden made his mark on the world of twitter today. the vp sent out his first tweet just past 11:30 this morning. it read, vp and doctor b, hope you take time to think about our troops and military families this independence day. happy july 4th from ovp, joining forces. dr. b refers to his wife jill. biden's user name is @vp, all part of an increasing focus on social media. on wednesday, president obama is expected to hold the white hou
the fireworks for this wounded and medically discharged veteran of iraq and afghanistan. >> it's great to be with my family and i still think of my friends overseas not able to be with their families. >> reporter: this man fought in vietnam. >> we're all americans, and we can all come together, and this is a time that when we look at that we're one country, and the people who come here, were born here, raised here and even have the freedoms that we have, we're still all one country and one people. >> reporter: one of the downsides to a massive gathering like this, especially under the sun, some folks get sick. a dozen people were treated on the scene and a few people were actually transported to the hospital, and from park police late tonight, we have the arrest numbers. we're told it's extraordinarily low given the high number of people here. there were five, three for drugs and two for minor disorderly conduct. >> it looked like the weather held off earlier. there was some concern. was there any contingency plans to get people off the mall in case of lightning or heavy rain? >> repor
. a bomb killed three international service members in eastern afghanistan. nato did not give the nationalities of the troops. most of the service members in that area are americans. there's a new commander taking control of nato forces in afghanistan. general david petraeus officially handed over command today to marine lieutenant- general john allen. general petraeus will become the next cia director in september. nato has begun the first phase of handing over security to afghan forces. >>> coming up more fallout from the hacking scandal and threatening a media empire. an executive arrested and the scandal is stretching to the top of scotland yard. >>> also, what does the future hold for casey anthony? >>>>> today will be in hot. >> the heat is on, dangerous temperatures stretching across 40 states. how soon will the >>> the fallout from the phone hacking scandal is widening. now two top police officers in britain have resigned. the chief of scotland yard's stepped down last night. then this morning the assistant commissioner resigned. this comes hours after a former news of
stepson is a marine. and he's over in afghanistan, so we're just waiting for him to get home. >> floats and vehicles of all kinds. >> i'm driving around on the fourth of july in the middle of dc. life couldn't be better. >> many options to cool off. including some unusual ice cream from dallas. >> a chilly flavored ice cream bar. oh my gosh. after the parade, people headed over to the smithsonian folk festival where columbia was showcased. the music was hot, the food was spicey. and throughout the celebration, folks did not forget the true meaning of a fourth of july. >> freedom. as simple as that. >> and those rain drops that we told you about have diminished somewhat, but there are folks out here with umbrellas. but again, we're about two hours away from the fireworks. so we could still have a rain- free fourth of july. we'll have to keep our fingers crossed. reporting live, i'm armando trull, back to you. > thanks very much. have some fun out there. this july 4, more than 24,000 people became u.s. citizens in 3 r50 ceremonies. that includes 100 people in mt. vernon from afghanist
afghanistan. >> reporter: it is the president's decision he is commander and chief some of his generaltop military folks said it wasn't really among the options they presented to him he went with a more aggressive plan we have seen a lot of violence attack at the intercontinental hotel and a roadside bomb that killed 13 additional people we will talk about whether afghanistan is ready for a draw down. >> right and then so what if there really isn't any going back now. >> reporter: yeah, sounds like it nothing is set in stone obviously, things changed markettedly he is the commander and chief he could change chorus and change plans we see in iraq for example, in the midst of a draw down there have been hints we might want to ask baghdad to say hey, let us leave a few more troops we thing it is in your best interest that is iraq's call and afghanistan we are setting the time table the president could change course. >> finally before we go, 4th of july upon us you will feature an actor, a regular here for capitol 4th celebrations this year he is premiering a documentary. >> reporter: lieuten
. the families of british soldiers killed in afghanistan and iraq discovered they were on the list, too. >> if these actions are proved to have been verified, i'm appalled. i'm... i find it quite disgusting. >> reporter: all over the country, military families are now wondering if the "news of the world" had been snooping on them, too. tony phillipson, whose 29-year- old son james died in afghanistan in 2006, is convinced that reporters hacked into his dead son's email account. that was taken in afghanistan? he's now demanding the answer to the question everyone in britain is asking. >> what on earth did they expect to find? it's unbelievable. i can't rationalize it. it doesn't make any sense. >> reporter: all the anguish and the outrage is pushing authorities to act. we've just heard that andy coleson, who's the former editor of "the news of the world" and also, until recently, communications advisor to britain's prime minister, has been told by the police that he's going to be arrested tomorrow. scott? >> pelley: thanks, liz. with the d-day for default less than four weeks away, presi
barnard has more. >> reporter: in nearly 10 years of war in afghanistan and in iraq, more than 6100 u.s. service men and women lost their lives. multiply that countless times by the loved ones they leave behind. now a love story lending two of those families rising from the ashes of heartbreaking sadness. beneath the towering air force memorial overlooking the nation's capitol, on board the bus, appears a white stretch limo and in it, two families discard by war. >> chris picked the 4th. he tells me i'm his 4th of july. he picked the 4th and the location. >> i'm charming that way. >> yes, he is. >> reporter: it's the wedding of air force master sergeant chris and his bride danielle. in attendance, her two and his three which were. this -- and three children. >> it's not just about danielle and i coming together, but two families coming together. we have been through amazing tragedy. >> reporter: in danielle's bouquet of flowers, two photographs of spouses they lost in war. >> this is another way for me to have them with me and be a part of the day. >> reporter: air force technical ser
of hamid karzai's half brother in afghanistan, murdered by somebody who was apparently a close confidant. we are talking about the impact that may have on the u.s. operations in afghanistan. obviously you can check out fox news.com live on any mobile device. download the fox news app for your ipad, for the iphone as well. you can watch us anywhere, any time, it's a great show, we are here every day. so, we'll take a quick break now on the fox news channel. i suggest you all download that app and come over and talk to me, here is a quick break on the fox news channel, we'll continue here at fox news.com live. [ barks ] ♪ [ cat meows ] ♪ [ whistles ] ♪ [ cat meows ] ♪ [ ting! ] [ male announcer ] travelers can help you protect the things you care abt and save money with multi-policy discounts. are you getting the coverage you need and the discounts you deserve? for an agent or quote, call 800-my-coverage or visit travelers.com. patti ann: a dramatic new trial unfolding right now in florida. the jury has just been picked for this couple. they were arrested after a pet python killed
in eastern afghanistan. that is the word from nato. will to bring you an update later in the show. >>> today a new chapter begins in afghanistan. general david petraeus will relinquish his post in a chemist and to lieutenant general john allen. general petraeus plans to retire from the army at the end of august, and will start his new job as head of the cia on september 5. nato is preparing to hand over provincial control to afghan forces. >>> 71 degrees on this monday. >> the startling arrest in the alleged phone hacking case surrounding media mogul rupert murdoch and resignation. >>> a morale boost for the nation in mourning, the expense of the american team. we will have more on the u.s. women's heart breaking world cup loss. >> a live picture of 395 moving smoothly so far. >>> i am lisa tazed with women hart, the national coalition for women with heart disease. if if you are woman living with heart disease, we are here for you. go to our web site. >> good morning, washington. >>> happy monday morning 6:11, adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center with your forecast update. bac
at the air base turned transit center for troops in afghanistan got a taste of home with a holiday cookout yesterday complete with hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill. on board overseas, protecting our independence the troops also enjoyed games, live music, and, of course, fireworks, all to celebrate the fourth. and a little bit of what is that salsa? >> i don't know. whatever it is, it doesn't matter. it's fun. >> i'm veronica de la cruz. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today, on your nbc station. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everyone. we had some big storms around last night. we have some sprinkles left behind. let's look of the current conditions. partly cloudy skies. temperatures in the low 70's. 71 at the airport. a mixture of sunshine and clouds on this fourth of july. a slight chance for some thunderstorms. the best chance would be latest in the day. upper 80's and low 90's. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> thank you. 71 degrees on tv hill. how close all lawmakers to reaching an
are helping insurgents, enemies of the united states in afghanistan and effectively helping to kill americans and other nato forces there. what are they saying about that? >> well, wolf, it doesn't make sense when you look ate from an american perspective. when i was in pakistan earlier this year, pakistani officials are very concerned about two things. they feel a threat from india. they're worried about the indians having influence in afghanistan. there are some elements within pakistan that use these insurgents in afghanistan as sort of a check on india's power there. they don't like this idea of this rival india having influence on the other side of the border. the other thing they worry about is going into the tribal regions, by doing so they kick up a hornet's nest and then those people start to make attacks in places where people really care. you can liken to a very rural part in alaska, there would be a difference between something happening there and something happening in the heart of times square manhattan. that's sort of the pakistani perspective on that, wolf. >> a juror in the c
the true meaning of independence day. ♪ >> the soldiers in the southeastern corner of afghanistan took part in a flag-raising ceremony. they were sent to afghanistan as part of president obama's troop surge. >>> the sacrifice so many have made in the fight for freedom a stark indication this morning that more americans are unaware of the very origins of this holiday. listen to this. a new poll finds that 42% of americans don't know the u.s. declared independence, 1776, folks, and 24% don't know that we declared independence from the british. >> come on. >> i categorically cannot accept that. >> there you go. >> unbelievable. >>> unbelievable. although this is of course, independence day, fourth of july. we're desperate for one day of great weather. we turn to you, stephanie roberts in today for sam. for the very latest. stephanie. >> good morning. no pressures, since you have to deliver a good fireworks forecast to the nation. yesterday, some very rough weather. moving through the d.c. area. in fact, one fatality from a tree falling on a man riding his bike. you can see folks evacuating the
petraeus is saying good-bye to his troops in afghanistan. he will soon be the new director of the cia. he spoke with mandy clark of cbs news about the president's plan to withdraw 1/3 of u.s. troops over the next year. >> it is no secret that you wanted a slower draw down. do you feel you have enough troops to do the job? >> first, it is probably time to stop second guessing the decision only the president can make. only he has the full range of issues and considerations he has to deal with. that decision has been made and it is now the job of military commanders and troopers to get on with it. >> well, in afghanistan, general petraeus led a re- enlistment ceremony for hundreds of our troops. >>> in just a few hours, the jury in the casey anthony murder trial gets back to work. it spent the 4th of july holiday listening to closing arguments and getting deliberations underway. melissa rainey has more on the tragic murder case that has people captivated. >> after six weeks of testimony, jurors in the casey anthony trial went to the deliberation room monday. >> members of the jury, you may r
would say you have done far than enough. came in a remote part of afghanistan. a bullet went through both his legs. instead of ducking for cover, he lunges for that grenade and hurls it back. but as he did so, it detonated. the sergeant sacrificed his right hand to save the lives of eight of his comrades and president obama told the story as he presented that medal. >> i had never seen someone hurt so bad. his soldiers were amazed at what leroy did next. despite his wounds, he remains calm. he put on his own turnakit and continued to leave, giving orders. even telling the medics how to treat his wounds. >> to be singled out is very humbling. i consider every one of our men and women in uniform serving here, abroad to be our heros. all uniformed services. >> you know, these brave souls say the same thing, don't they? i was just doing my job. the medal says it differently. it says for bravery above and beyond the call of duty and by the way, the sergeant is the only, or is only the second living service member from afghanistan to earn this medal. anita. >> wow. derek, thank you. a
in the attacks in afghanistan or to bring that message home, you need us i >>dave: and how big a concern is an attack in the united states on the 10th anniversary? >>guest: this is the first anniversary a sense of celebration and resolution and every member of al qaeda is going to want to spoil that. so you will have home green terrorists that will look at that date. >>dave: so all eyes on that date and that will be our tightest secured date so a difficult day to pull anything off? >>guest: it is possible but there are so many soft targets and the bar is so low for al qaeda because they have not pulled off another september 11th it does not have to be in new york city. >>dave: ryan, thank you for being here. millions of americans are locking for america but how can you separate yourself from the field? why who you know could be more important than what you know. giving them a new choice. we'll deliver better service, with thousands of new cell sites... f greater access to all the things you want, whenever you want them. it's the at&t network... and what's possible in here is almost impos
members were killed in a bomb blast in afghanistan the explosion happened earlier today in the eastern part of the country nato has not released further information at this time. >> assassins target more top officials in afghanistan. gun men strapped with explosives killed one of karzai's keyadvisers and a key member of parliament. just last week the president's half brother and another member of parliament were killed a smokes man for the alan -- spokesman for the taliban has claimed responsibility. >>> >> thousands of fans sent running for cover during the blues fest concert in ottawa after the main stage collapsed it gave way during a performance by cheep trick. five concert goers were injured one of them in serious condition. they had bad storms at the time. >>> 7:27 a.m., time is running out for members of congress to come to an agreement on the nations debt ceiling. a deal may be in the works after the break we will sit down with the policy director at the committee for a responsibility federal budget for more >> as we head to break let's take another lookout side the latest traf
. the first u.s. troops have left afghanistan. the draw down is under way. barbara starr is live for us at the pentagon. hey, barbara. >> good morning, soledad. the first of the 33,000 surge forces, in fact, yes, on their way home out of afghanistan now. u.s. officials are confirming about 650 troops mainly from the iowa national guard, left afghanistan on wednesday. they will not be replaced and that's how they're going to begin to achieve this draw down that president obama ordered. bring troops home as scheduled, don't send in new troops. soledad. >> the administration is jumping back into the don't ask, don't tell debate. what's happening now? >> well, this is really very interesting, but legally, a bit murky. the obama administration has asked a federal appeals court to suspend its ruling that would end enforcement of don't ask, don't tell in the u.s. military. what the obama administration says, it wants, is to keep to the new status quo, if you will, to follow that congressional law where the military will lift the ban on don't ask, don't tell. they're already working on it. they
and lindsay graham and together on fox news sunday from kabul, afghanistan, graham taking issue with the aggressive troop withdrawal timetable. >> it is seen as an effort to withdraw rather than transition. you hope and pray this works out well. it came at a critical time. >> if we don't succeed here and the taliban comes back into power, we'll be attacked again and there could be no greater threat to our security and our freedom, the freedom that we celebrate on july 4th. >> reporter: melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >>> as house lawmakers resume tomorrow, the "washington post" is reporting that the republican leadership has done away with bills that honor symbolic gestures including ones in the past which had declared the bald eagle an inspiring symbol. last year, the house passed more than 250 such bills. the gop says they distract from the real work of congress. >>> two local amusement parks are paying tribune another to military families this holiday. kings dominion and six flags america are offering free admission to active duty and retired military personnel today. family mem
else in common, too. they are all military widows who lost their loved ones in iraq and afghanistan. taryn davis was just 21 when her husband, michael, was killed by a roadside bomb in iraq in 2007. >> one of the last things i said to him was "i love you more than life itself." >> reporter: living without michael is an everyday struggle. >> when i went out into the world, i just felt like they didn't want to embrace, you know, who i was, which was a military widow. and in the back of my mind i'm thinking, that title, it symbolizes my husband's sacrifice and my own. and if i can get through it, you know, maybe one day it can signify my survival. >> reporter: to help her own healing taryn began reaching out to other widows. but talking alone wasn't enough. soon taryn started organizing events like parasailing, surfing, even swimming with dolphins, to bring this courageous group of women together in what she called the american widow project. >> i found myself laughing and smiling for the first time. and i look around, and here's a group of extraordinary women who know the level of pai
news. >> and marines based out of california will be among the first troops to leave afghanistan. the second ranking commander says today by the end of the summer, the third battalion, fourth marine regiment will leave zmot be replaced. the unit has between a thousand and 1200 marines. the home base is 29 palms. the commander says some aspects will not be decided until fall. >>> a bill ensuring california textbooks include history and accomplishments of gays and lease beeins is on the governor's desk. and governor brown's decision could have implications for students across the country. >> i have then believe her through multiple years. >> and she was bullied at school for being gay. the graduate think that's it would have made a difference having head raed about his storeal gay figures in school books. >> i -- it doesn't have to be to so crammy for me. >> governor brown is weighing a bill requiring public schools to teach history of less gee bein, and transgender americans. the decision could be significant. california is the largest textbook buyer in the united states. and repr
on coney island. american warriors got a hearty welcome home. in afghanistan, in a group of american soldiers took this day to reenlist. general david petraeus is about to become the new cia director and he was there to say goodbye and thank you. >> america can never thank you enough. >> americas 235th birthday. >> a big welcome home at the airport as 238 service members returned home. [applause] >> we were there as family and friends greeted at loved ones. volunteers have greeted more than 500 flights. you can help us honor your loved ones by sharing the photographs and videos access -- at wbaltv.com. >> good day to come home. if your prescriptions are filled electronically, it may be prone to mistakes. >> and medication known to help women with gastrointestinal problems can help with another problem. >> a quick and easy way to treat sun burn. >> it would not be the fourth of july without the annual parade. >> a new study shows a computer- generated medical prescriptions have as many errors as those written by hand. it was created to help prevent the mistakes that affect millions of
. >>> a new chapter begins today in afghanistan. general petraeus will relinquish his post to lieutenant-general john allen. general petraeus will retire at the end of august and start his new job as head of the cia on september 5. nato prepares to hand over provincial security to afghan forces. >>> temperatures holding at 71 degrees, 5;06. >> speculation begins after the acquitted florida mother casey anthony please tell -- leaves jail. >> a morale boost for the nation that has been in mourning for months. it comes at the expense of the [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. [ scoffs ] one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. i win! oh, man. [ muffled ] congratulations. [ male announcer ] get your own bbq pulled pork sub at subway®. tender, slow-cooked pork with irresistibly bold barbecue sauce. subway. eat fresh®. >>> 5:10. traffic and w
going to kill them. >> the man says he brought his family here from afghanistan to escape danger. now he is looking at moving them back. >> it is very bad in this area. >> during the course of the day today, people who live in this community have been going around and checking windows. they found at tens of someone trying to break in and our report -- attempts of someone trying to break in and are reporting goes to the police. >> also, police and guardian angels are stepping up their patrols along the local trails. since july 9th, three robberies have been reported on the metropolitan branch trail in northeast. the latest happen monday morning. guardian angels patrol wednesday and thursday night and planned to add two patrols on two different mornings each week. >> turning now to the debt showdown declaring an 11th- hour emergency, president obama praised the plan presented by a bipartisan group of senators known as the gang of six. >> what it says is that we have to be serious about reducing discretionary spending both in domestic spending and defense. we have to be serious about tackli
of july celebrations. and as we leave you this morning, we are going to take you to afghanistan where the military there is honoring independence day by raising flags and, of course, with the military band. thanks again for joining us and have a happy and safe 4th of july. >>> abc2news.com. [ thinking ] i know -- i'm going to invent a tool where people can enter the terms of the refinance offer they got from their mortgage guy, and know instantly if they're getting bamboozled. and i will start after lunch...tomorrow. don't just think about it. introducing lendingtree's free "look before you lock" tool. enter the terms of your existing loan offer to instantly find out how it compares to other offers, areas you may be overpaying, and even negotiation points to help you get a better deal. only at lendingtree. [ female announcer ] everybody loves that cushiony feeling. uh oh. i gotta go. [ female announcer ] and with charmin ultra soft, you can get that same cushiony feeling you love while still using less. charmin ultra soft has extra cushions that are soft and more absorbent. so you can
afghanistan. afghan officials say the assassination happened at the mayor's office just after he arrived for work this morning. the mayor had been mentioned as a man who might replace afghani president hamid karzai's half brother within karzai's inner circle. >>> landslides killed at least 19 people and left one child missing in south korea. heavy rains caused the deadly landslides. rescue workers tried to save those trapped. about 800 homes are flooded. >>> the debt showdown has hit another snag. house speaker john boehner's plan to raise the debt ceiling is scheduled for a vote tomorrow. his plan would cut spending by less than $1 trillion over the next year rather than the $1.2 trillion he had said. meanwhile, the white house has threatened to veto the speaker's bill if it were to pass both houses. another vote on a competing plan proposed by democratic senator harry reid has yet to be scheduled. >>> once the vote has taken place, congressman david wu has said he will leave office. he is bowing to political pressure following a report in the oregonian newspaper
overnight. a bomb blast in eastern afghanistan leaves three nato service members dead. at this hour, the victim's nationalities are being withheld. this comes on the heels of a weekend attack that left another nato soldier dead, killed by a man dressed in an afghan army uniform. it happened when david petraeus handed over control. it shows petraeus transferring power to lieutenant general john allen. in september, petraeus will become director of the c.i.a. and another bus tour crashing. this one leaving at least two people dead. it happened about 55 miles south of rochester, new york. the bus was on its way from washington, d.c. to niagara falls when the driver lost control, veered down a grassy embankment into the woods. 35 passengers are hurt. four of them are in critical condition. early reports indicate a tire blowout might have caused that crash. and the video is incredible and horrifying at the same time. a look at what happened, a stage collapse at a cheap trick concert and it was all caught on camera. it happened during a thunderstorm at the ottawa blues fest. thousands of
up the afghan army and police with the aim that foreign combat troops can withdraw from afghanistan completely by the end of 2014. vic? >> kai, thank you. the u.s. has spent more than $400 billion on the afghan conflict so far. >>> two westbounds and counting. lawmakers are raising the debt ceiling, or the u.s. could default on its loans for the first time ever. danielle nottingham reports for weaj, from washington-- wjz from washington. >> reporter: one by one, senators are sounding off about the tea party backed debt plan called cut back and balance. >> that is what america wants and it's what washington needs. >> the proposal that is before us could turn a recession into a depression. >> i think it's a superior piece of legislation. it's not a serious proposal. >> reporter: the plan increases the debt limit, in exchange for billions of dollars in immediate spending cuts, limits on future spending, and a constitutional amendment, requiring a balanced federal budget. it passed the house earlier this week, but it doesn't have a chance of passing the democratic-controlled senate. >>
and afghanistan discharged because of post-traumatic stress disorder will now get disability benefits they had been denied. that as a result of a settlement of a class action lawsuit filed by veterans who say p.t.s. can be a crippling decision. >> reporter: serving her country but leaving the military on a far different note than she ever dreamed. >> shameful. i left with nothing. >> reporter: amy deployed three different times to both iraq and pakistan in three and a half years. while on those missions she says she experienced unrelenting combat-related stress. coming under frequent mortar attacks. when she came home she just wasn't the same. >> everything scared me. every little noise. >> reporter: she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and medically discharged her without the medical benefits she was entitled to. >> they were told they are no longer fit to serve their military careers. >> the law has always been they should get benefits. we noticed a few years ago. and it is going back at least to 9/11 they have been discharged without these benefits. >> reporter: so attorney
of giving back. his band travels the globe visiting troops in places like kuwait, afghanistan and iraq. >> the people don't have high expectations for an actor with a band. let's face it. so, i like to surprise them. >> his foundation is helping raise money to build homes for wounded veterans, job training and other needs. for 18 months, the camera crew followed his band. the result, a movie. lieutenant dan band for the common good. available starting july 4th on pay-per-view on the internet. one out of every $4 will go to his charitable foundation. >> it is good firsthand look at the kind of people that we have serving in our military. why they do it? what they do, how dedicated they are. what they're going through. what the people who support them are going through. what their families are going through. >> sinise is not doing this for money or as a photo op. he's been moved by the stories of the men and women in uniform and he doesn't want them to be forgotten. lisa sylvester, cnn, washington. >>> good morning and thank you for watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. >> ha
.m.  >>> following developments in afghanistan where the mayor of kandahar was assassinated overnight the suicide bomber killed the mayor at a meeting of tribal leaders in his office the bomber hid the explosive in his turban tribal elders is usually not searched and searching turbans is considered disrespectful. >> state department issued a new travel warning lingering anger of osama bin laden, there is still a risk of anti american violence worldwide americans are urged to take extra precautions when travelling overseas, the department fears terrorists might be planning reprisele attacks in europe, asia, africa and middle east. >>> leavy rain and -- heavy rain and flooding in south korea, the worst in 100 years 32 are dead dozens missing rescue crews trying to save people, trains triggered multiple land slides across the country, one killed 10 students the land slides flooded hundreds of homes and blocked roads. >>> 6-year-old girl attacked bay shark says she forgives the shark for biting her leg because he didn't really mean to do it. lucy magnum was baggy boarding with her mom in north caroli
has laid out his troop withdrawal from afghanistan. these are two topics this week. first, let's talk about congress and what they have in front of them. they don't get the holiday this time around. you have one senator in to talk about it. >> we'll have john cornyn, a republican out of texas. he's going to join us to talk about how they move closer at the negotiating table. the senate is cutting their 4th of july recess short. we're going to talk to him about whether there's any room for negotiation and the fact he has a position that may slip him from the leadership. it will be interesting to see how he comes down on tax loopholes and whether that counts as adding revenue. he will be exclusive with us on sunday. >> that's interesting. they have been holding together on that. let's talk about afghanistan. you'll be focusing on that as well. >> we're going to have two senators from the armed services committee. joe leiberman from connecticut and lindsey graham from south carolina. they are going to be traveling overseas. we'll check in with them live from the middle east to talk about
, that relatives of british soldiers killed in action in afghanistan or iraq were themselves alleged victims of cell phone hacking, their messages and voice mails also eaves dropped upon by whoever at the "news of the world" was responsible for it. and that's what thein queerers are supposed to determine. in event, the son of rupert murdoch commented today. >> clearly the actions of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in, that i believe in, and that this company believes in. >> reporter: there are published reports that perhaps as many as five additional people at the paper might be arrested and charged by the end of the week. mike taibbi, nbc news, london. >>> that's news4 at 4:00. news4 at 5:00 starts right now. >>> first at 5:00, casey anthony's sentence for lying to police, and tonight we know exactly when she will walk out of jail. >> dirty politics are a simple mistake. who is responsible for flipping the switch on a water fountain during a local mayor's big campaign speech. >>> wildlife in the suburbs. a local community is on
by the day. telephone numbers of families of soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan have been found in the files of an investigator working for the "news of the world." on today's anniversary of the terror attack on london's transit system there are claims the paper hacked into mobile phones of families of terror victims. the paper is under fire for allegedly hacking into the phone messages of a missing teenager later found murdered. >>> a rare and deadly grizzly bear attack at yellowstone national park. park officials say a 57-year-old man and his wife were hiking yesterday and surprised a female bear and her cubs. the bear mauled the man and he died. his wife survived with cuts and bruises. >> this is the first time that there has been a bear caused human fatality in yellowstone in 25 years. >> bears have killed two other people in the area around yellowstone in just more than a year. >>> finally the perloined picasso, the drawing worth hundreds of thousands of dollars was taken tuesday from a gallery in san francisco and look at this, the guy just walked out no noncha lantly, a s
to the front lines of iraq or afghanistan but how is this for courage. gets online and asks a movie star for a blind date. it's mila kunis and she said yes thanks to justin timberlake who goaded her into it. >> a terrific follow-up. >> we'll talk to his parents about that. only did it it in two takes. >>> how about the beauty pageant circuit losing a between after 6-year-old eden wood is hanging up her crown. now, she and her mother tell us why she's really saying good-bye and, lahr remarks you've talked to her a time or two. >> she is something and is it the beginning of the end for super group the black eyed peas? we'll find out. what is going -- >> what's going on? >> oh, no. >> sam is back. >> you guys remember when "bert the conqueror" took me on that trip and then shot us out on -- >> sam, sam. >> shot us on the side of the cliff. i've always wanted to did this. a super lift outside the studio. 3 1/2, 4 stories up. are you all right. >> yes, you operating it is scaring me. willy-nilly. >> he's not breathing. >> aaagh! >> get us lower. get us lower. >> on the travel channel, we'll t
arrived in iraq sunday after a visit to afghanistan. it's his first visit since taking office july 1st. three or four rockets hit the green zone in baghdad early this morning, an apparent signal from insurgents that they were aware of panetta's arrival. 15 soldiers were killed in iraq last month. panetta said iraqi extremists are being armed by iran with sophisticated weapons they're using to find and kill american forces. >> we're very concerned about iran and weapons they're providing to extremists here in iraq. and the reality is that we've seen the results of that in june. we lost a hell of a lot of americans as a result of those attacks. >> reporter: secretary panetta also said he is requesting that iraqi security forces step up security for american troops. if that doesn't happen, he said he has the sole authority to order u.s. military forces to conduct combat operations against the insurgents. >>> the fbi is leading an investigation into the discovery of a stun gun on board a jetblue airplane. cleaning staff found the device, which closely resembles a smartphone in the back sea
united a divided country. rallied around the flag and these women in new york. los angeles. afghanistan. and here in frankfurt. where tangela calhoun led her friends and family from hidelburg in the classic cheer. of soccer, long an international favorite, enthralled america in what's been a miserable summer for sports. >> as the nfl and the nba have been locked out, baseball is going through the roger clemens' mistrial. and this is something that americans can see and really feel proud of these women going out there, and playing for the purity of the sport and winning. >> reporter: but the champions would be japan, a country still reeling from an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. a victory that came in the middle of the night, and gave a weary nation a reason to celebrate. even in japan, few people thought their team would make it to the finals, let alone bring home the cup. by defeating the number one ranked team in the world. i'm ann thompson in frankfurt. now back to you. >>> and the team's flight expected to touch down in washington later today. >> that was a heartbreaker.
in afghanistan. we'll check more world headlines coming up as well. now 8 minutes past the hour.  [ male announcer ] nature is unique... ...authentic... ...pure... and also delicious. ♪ like nature valley. granola bars made with crunchy oats and pure honey. because natural is not only good, it also tastes good. nature valley -- 100% natural. 100% delicious. it's french's crunchy onion chicken! (announcer) for a quick and easy dinner crush french fried onions. dip chicken in egg. coat with onion crumbs and bake. when dinner's made with french's french fried onions, everyone's happy. french's. happy starts here. look for it in the canned vegetable aisle. 0. >>> new this morning, a man hit by a train, it happened at 37th street and eastern avenue near the border. he was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. so far no word on what may have happened or whether d.c. or prince george's county will be handling the case. >>> assassins target more top officials. they killed one of karzai's top advisors and a member of parliament. last week his brother was killed. three members o
and lindsay graham appeared together on fox news sunday from kabul, afghanistan. graham taking issue with president obama's more aggressive troop withdrawal timetable. >> it has created risk. it has changed the momentum. it is seen now as an effort to withdraw rather than transition. and i hope and pray this works out well. it came at a very critical time, and we will see what the future holds. >> if we don't succeed here and the taliban comes back into power, we'll be attacked again. and there could be no greater threat to our security and our freedom, the freedom that we celebrate on july 4th. >> reporter: melanie alnwick, fox five news. >>> the former head of the international monetary fund may have a political future in france. a new poll shows nearly half of those surveyed in france believe strauss-kahn should return to political life in france. 46% said no. the rest didn't answer the question. strauss-kahn is charged with sexually assaulting a manhattan hotel housekeeper. prosecutors say her credibility may now be in question. >>> a gaz
to toxic smoke at burn pitts in afghanistan. >> very happy. very happy, start of a new life for me, rebirth after losing my wife. >> chris and daniel first met more than two years ago at a program for families of service members killed in iraq and afghanistan. >> we tell our kids, they have a mom and dad in heaven and a mom and dad on earth. >> chris' mom and dad flew in from ohio to attend the ceremony. >> they both have been through so much and for them now to have found one another, and have the opportunity to go on living, we couldn't be happier for both of them. >> i am so happy so unbelievably happy and overwhelmed. >> in the end, we are happy and we've found each other and our families are together as one and it was important we do it here so that ryan and jessica can be a part of the ceremony as well because they remain a part -- a big part of our family. >>> in arlington virginia, bob barner, fox 5 news. >>> 8:42 a.m. on this tuesday morning. >> the world's best jump ropers are in washington today they are teaching us their tricks. holly good morning. >> reporter: they are teaching
all over america. a tribute to our armed forces. >> my stepson is a marine. he's over in afghanistan, so we're just waiting for him to get home. >> floats and vehicles of all kinds. >> i'm driving around on the fourth of july in the middle of dc. life couldn't be better. >> many options to cool off. including some unusual ice cream from dallas. >> a chilly flavored ice cream bar. oh my gosh. after the parade, people headed over to the smithsonian folk festival. ♪ [ music ] where columbia was showcased. ♪ [ music ] the music was hot. the food was spicey. and throughout the celebration, folks did not forget the true meaning of a fourth of july. >> freedom. >> what is that? >> as simple as that. >> right now folks are taking a break. in about an hour, we'll have a concert beginning on the other side of the monument. it will feature military bands, of course at 8:00 we're going to have more information. we're also going to have another concert. that's on the west lawn of the u.s. capital and the fireworks around 9:15 or so. we'll be here and bringing you all the action. repor
's husband plans to move his family back to afghanistan. he thinks they may be safer there. bruce leshan, 9news now. >>> coming up at 6:00, we're going to hear from the woman who was awakened the next night by a man trying to breakthrough her bedroom window. lesli. >>> we have an update to a story we first brought you in march. curt brooks was headed home from work one night when he appeared a drunken driver on i- 95. so curt did what he does best, he videotaped it. andrea mckaren was in stafford county court where all of this played out with finality today. >> yes, it did. one of our colleagues part of a news story. it turned out his video tape proved critical to the conviction. >> okay, he is about ready to head on collision. oh my god. >> the video is heart stopping and in a courtroom today, a judge watched the tape showing the alleged driver nearly causing a head on collision. >> he almost did. >> it was very compelling. it was clear that this is not just somebody weaving down the road. he almost killed somebody. >> curt brooks had followed the driver more than 25 miles and led po
, and we were doing great things over there. >> the 19-year-old served in afghanistan on the scout sniper platoon and we are gla he is home safe and grateful to our troops, as always, this 4th of july weekend. >> those are the headlines and now we send it over to rick for weather. rick: the summer is feeling like the end of summer for so many. look how june shaped up for us across so much. a lot of texas, the hottest junes ever in midland. and miami, florida, the driest june on record. and tulsa, oklahoma, 29 days above 90 degrees and that ties a record. and now the drought monitor: a lot of drought across the southern area of the united states from arizona to florida and the drought now beginning to stretch across the mid-atlantic. we need rain. we will not get it. and now, a look at what we have for the day today, it is actually quite a nice day with showers down across florida, and hot across the plains, and 102 in wichita and in the west we will see a nice day, finally, the west has been cool, and 77 in seattle with warm conditions and hot across the southwest. and, dave, over to you.
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